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Aug 7, 2013 6:30pm PDT
. barack obama cancels meeting with vladimir putin. >> and the plight of african american -- the plight of afghan refugees. >> egypt felt military led government says diplomatic efforts to resolve the political crisis have failed. following efforts by the european union and the united arab intimates to defuse the crisis, and the u.s. are among the latest to try to break the deadlock. >> egypt has experienced renewed violence and turmoil over the last month since the military overthrew mohamed morsi, the leader of the muslim brotherhood. the political crisis in the arab world's largest nation is at a deadly new phase. >> the interior prime minister cannot be swayed even by john mccain and lindsey graham. the report blames the contraction on the muslim brotherhood. that is the official version. not everyone agrees. >> the negotiations failed because neither side was ready to compromise. everyone should be able to compromise for the country. only foreign interest will benefit if we fail. >> he hopes that egypt can move to election soon. and that the gaps can be peacefully closed without an
Aug 26, 2013 6:30pm PDT
couple of days where the russians already know for days it was the rebels and obama has known for days that it was assad. >> in the german parliament, which opposes military intervention, what do you think and be done to stop the fighting in syria? >> the fighting ends when all the parties come together and negotiate a truce. they have been trying for months to get all the parties within syria to the table in geneva to negotiate and it is not working. i have the slight hope that the massacre from last week, that it might be the tipping point where now all the parties are willing to discuss a peace agreement. but if that is not going to happen, i'm afraid we will see internationalization of the conflict and that will be a dramatic disaster. >> former u.n. inspector in member of german parliament -- thank you very much for your time. >> thank you. >> he has warned that strikes on syria could unleash a chain reaction that could sweep the region. >> restraint and caution are the watchwords in berlin. >> the german government has yet to blame anyone for the alleged chemical weapons attack.
Aug 28, 2013 6:30pm PDT
equality great >> and barack obama, america's first black president, to lead ceremonies to mark the anniversary. king's speech was to become the rallying cry of an entire generation. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed that we hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal. >> that speech was the culmination of the march on washington ivirights reforms anniversaryrreny underway in th. capital. thousands of marchers have been gathering outside the lincoln memorial, the site of the address. a short time ago, president barack obama and his wife arrived. former president jimmy carter and bill clinton are also on hand. the two other surviving presidents, george bush and george w. bush were all -- were unable to attend. president obama began addressing the crowd a few moments ago. >> we rightly and best remember dr. king's soaring oratory that they. how he gave a mighty voice to the quiet hopes of millions, how he offered a celebration path -- salvation path. his words along to the ages. investing a powe
Aug 30, 2013 6:30pm PDT
>> barack obama says something must be done about syria. >> france said it is committed to punishing the syria regime. >> columbia deploys the army after thousands march on the capitol to protest against the government's agricultural policies. >> u.s. president barack obama says he has made no final decision on airstrikes against syria over the alleged chemical attack last week. he said a wide range of options are still being considered. >> he said whatever decision he made, there would not be any, quote, american boots on the ground. >> both listen to what he had to say a few minutes ago. >> i have had my military and our team look at a wide range of options. we have consulted with allies, with congress. we have been in conversations with all the interested parties. in no event are we considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground. we are looking at the possibility of a limited act that would help make sure that not only syria, but others around the world understand that the international community cares about maintaining this chemical we
Aug 23, 2013 6:30pm PDT
carefully, u.s. president barack obama calls a possible chemical weapons attack in serious this week troublesome. >> in germany, consumers are shopping. the tax man is happy. >> well, in the ease of prayers, they were blasted into death. dozens of people in lebanon died friday when car bombs exploded outside to mosques. >> it happened in the northern city of tripoli and marks the biggest escalation of sectarian violence since the war began in serious two years ago. >> we will go live to beirut in just a moment, but first, our report on the blast, and many viewers may find the images disturbing. >> cctv footage shows sunnis praying in central tripoli moments before a car bomb explodes outside. people rush to escape falling debris. smoke billowed from the car which concealed the bomb. passersby tried to extinguish the flames and help the wounded. almost at the same time, a bomb exploded near tripoli's port about two kilometers away. authorities suspect the blast were coordinated terror attacks designed to deepen sectarian divisions in lebanon. dozens of people were killed and hundreds
Aug 29, 2013 6:30pm PDT
. >> president barack obama will have his eye on developments in london. he is still hoping to marshall brought support. a white house spokesman said obama had spoken to chancellor angela merkel by phone and reiterated that the u.s. would be ready to act without a human mandate. >> unfortunately, what we are seeing right now is pressure repeatedly block efforts at the human -- the united nations to hold the assad regime accountable. it's disappointing, but the president says he will not allow that obstruction to prevent him from making decisions in the best interests of our national security. >> for more from washington, we are joined by our correspondent. is the mood in washington changing? >> i'm pretty sure that president obama does not like what he sees for a long time. the british, and we have to confess, the wrench governments have been in favor of military intervention and have put pressure on washington. it seems now they are getting cold feet. the united states will not act alone. to make it even worse for president obama, there is a growing resistance in congress over military interve
Aug 9, 2013 6:30pm PDT
.s. president barack obama canceled plans to meet russian president putin next month. >> what sounded like a slap at obama, the russian prime minister told reporters it is time for the u.s. and russia to work together as grown-ups. >> he came to washington with a long list of issues. up for discussion, afghanistan, iran, and north korea, arms control, and human rights. both sides were ready for open and frank talks, but on this day, one issue overshadowed all the rest. >> it's no secret that we have experienced some challenging moments. obviously not just over the snowden case. we will discuss these differences today for certain, but this meeting remains important above and beyond the collisions and the moments of disagreement. >> both sides have signaled agreement, and a lot depends on us. we need to work together in an adult manner. we have done our part, and we expect a similar attitude in return. >> so the foreign ministers are talking, but few expect big breakthroughs here. >> let's pull in our washington correspondent. we see the ministers talking, but i'm still wondering why these t
Aug 27, 2013 6:30pm PDT
. parts of china continue seeing the worst flooding in more than a century. >> the obama administration says it is convinced that damascus has used chemical weapons. the white house also says president barack obama has not yet made any decision on military action but that removing president bashar al- assad from power would not be one of its goals. >> the american military says it is prepared to strike at any time, and it is awaiting orders from the president. cyprus will be awaiting any error attacks. >> iran has warned that any military action to threaten regional stability. serious -- syria says any attack would be a violation of international law. >> bashar al-assad's government strongly denies any charge that it used chemical weapons. the foreign minister says no government in the world would attack its own people. >> i challenge those who blame our military to produce the evidence. >> the government in damascus says if the west responds with military action, it will defend itself with all means available. the u.s. defense department says it is ready to launch strikes if ordered to
Jul 31, 2013 6:30pm PDT
on people to help him rather than posting himself. and during a recent visit by u.s. president barack obama, merkel made many satirists happy when she said, "the internet is uncharted territory for us all. a the result -- a flood of derision. the parties cannot afford to neglect and germany possible in net-savvy voters. and of course, balloons and brochures, pinwheels and pamphlets are not going anywhere, either. >> to sports news now -- strong winds, plenty of sunshine, conditions were perfect. >> in the final day of the slalom event, rhinos -- writers hurdled -- riders hurtled through the waves helping them to reach up to 60 kilometers per hour. frenchman julien keller eventually came out on top. >> that looks pretty cool. >> it is pretty cool. too cool for me, that's for sure. >> stay with us on dw. captioned by the national captioning institute
Aug 1, 2013 6:30pm PDT
harm. however, after news from washington today that obama might reconsider the meeting planned in moscow with vladimir putin in september, i think the kremlin cannot be as optimistic anymore. both sides actually wanted to avoid an escalation because they need each other when it comes to fighting international crime or international terrorism, but certainly, the case case is a burden. >> thank you very much. these latest developments, as britain's "guardian" newspaper has published another raft of secret guardians provided by snowden. >> the report says the nsa can monitor pretty much everything a user does online. they can mine data for names, telephone numbers, and keywords used in private, stations, all without a warrant. the agency's director insisted at a hacker convention that the goal was to find terrorists and not to spy on average citizens. is this surprising? that this level of surveillance is even possible? >> what is surprising is that there are still surprises left in this ongoing story. technically, it is not really surprising. just a question of how much money we
Aug 15, 2013 6:30pm PDT
barack obama condemned the violence, which cairo now admits left more than 500 people dead. >> muslim brotherhood insists the true death toll is even higher. meanwhile, people in cairo and other cities around egypt ave been trying to bury their victims. >> it has become a makeshift morgue for those who died in the army crackdown. relatives of the dead say the authorities are making it difficult to obtain permits to bury them. >> the health ministry is refusing to send people to document the dead bodies. the doctors did the report, but they are unofficial and not accepted. the rights of these people are being ignored. >> security forces have been able to bury their dead. the government has praised them for what it called self- restraint in the face of attacks as they moved in to clear the camp. the muslim brotherhood insists that its protests were nonviolent. >> we will continue until the last man among us dies. the general will be kicked not out of the country, but he will be put on trial and kicked without shoes. >> the u.s. president condemned the steps taken by the interim governme
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